Skillsshaded representation of software levels

Publication layout design & production, multiple project coordination, print production, typography, photography, color correction, prepress, photo manipulation, photo editing, art direction. I know Office and Windows, but I’ll grumble about it. I’m decent enough in HTML/CSS and can get by with WordPress customizations.


Independent,  Cedar Rapids, IA  2003–present
Graphic Designer 
annual reports, mailings, ads, brochures, logo identity packages and other promotions for a variety of clients; working with clients to determine their needs; print production; basic web sites (HTML/CSS); image adjustment & manipulation; photography; photo assistant [generally fashion shoots helping with posting, lighting, product control and some art direction]; some WordPress customizations

Ohio Magazine,  Columbus, OH  2001–2002
Production Manager 
instrumental in company’s transition to DTP; responsible for prepping and sending out a monthly magazine and custom projects on deadline; ripping files and output of proofs for pre-press inspection; paginations; working with advertisers; obtaining quotes for custom projects; ad production/design and placement; press checks; printer liaison; quality control; hiring and supervision of freelancers

Ohio Magazine/Ohio Publishing,  Columbus, OH  1999–2001
Art Director/Graphic Designer 
take projects from conception to delivery; working with clients on the design and layout of custom publications; photo research, photo editing and maintenance of a photo budget; pre-press preparations; press checks; advertising and promotional design; creation of page budgets; design assistance on other projects

PL Technical Services,  Sidney, OH  1997–2002
editing, layout and design of a series of engineering manuals; promotional design and website development/maintenance


Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona
Interdisciplinary Studies  (Graphic Design/Photography, Psychology, Communication)